Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons

In celebration of The Simpsons thirtieth anniversary, the show?s longest-serving writer and producer offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history. Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss?who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since episode one in 1989?shares sto In celebration of The Simpsons thirtieth anniversary, the show?s longest-serving writer and producer offers a...

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Title:Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons
Author:Mike Reiss
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons Reviews

  • Matt Glaviano
    Jul 07, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

    2,5 ...

    D'oh! ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

  • furious
    Sep 01, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

    2,5 ...

    D'oh! ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    Audiobook ?read?. Highly entertaining and a must read for any Simpson fan. ...

    A solid 3.5 stars for all the pages except the one about Apu which is mushy .5 stars ...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    The Kenny Bania of books. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

  • Mike
    Sep 17, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

  • Jinny Chung
    Aug 10, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

    2,5 ...

    D'oh! ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    Audiobook ?read?. Highly entertaining and a must read for any Simpson fan. ...

    A solid 3.5 stars for all the pages except the one about Apu which is mushy .5 stars ...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    The Kenny Bania of books. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

    perfectly adequate. I was informed, I was amused. I even laughed out loud. but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. it really brings home the point that the Simpsons is alchemy. it is more than the sum of its parts, even when many of those individual parts are amazingly talented. Mike ...

    My father?s mother may have been the funniest one in the family. I once asked her, after reading a Dixie cup riddle, ?What?s worse than finding a worm in an apple?? The cup?s answer was ?Finding half a worm in an apple.? My grandma Rosie?s answer? ?Having someone sh...

  • Helen
    Jan 02, 2019

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

  • Phil Simon
    Jul 25, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

    2,5 ...

    D'oh! ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    Audiobook ?read?. Highly entertaining and a must read for any Simpson fan. ...

    A solid 3.5 stars for all the pages except the one about Apu which is mushy .5 stars ...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    The Kenny Bania of books. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

    I wish that Reiss spent more time writing about The Simpsons and not attempting to be so glib. There are some great nuggets about the show, but far too often he goes off on tangents such as The Critic or his speaking and other writing engagements. It reads more like an autobiography at...

  • Rachel
    Mar 18, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

  • Michael Martin
    Oct 09, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

  • Colin Gooding
    Dec 05, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

  • Yaroslav
    Jul 06, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

    2,5 ...

  • Russell
    Jan 06, 2019

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

    2,5 ...

    D'oh! ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    Audiobook ?read?. Highly entertaining and a must read for any Simpson fan. ...

  • Sharon
    Jul 17, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    Jul 23, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

  • Char
    Jun 24, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

  • John Lamb
    Nov 11, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

    2,5 ...

    D'oh! ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    Audiobook ?read?. Highly entertaining and a must read for any Simpson fan. ...

    A solid 3.5 stars for all the pages except the one about Apu which is mushy .5 stars ...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    The Kenny Bania of books. ...

    I am actually surprised The Simpsons is so funny based on this hacky, dad joke filled book. It is interesting to hear some of the back stories and how certain concepts came up. ...

  • Online Eccentric Librarian
    Aug 17, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

  • Stefania
    Dec 24, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

  • Brandon Anderson
    Oct 24, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

  • Lorenzo
    Nov 02, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

  • Ryon
    Nov 23, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

    2,5 ...

    D'oh! ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    Audiobook ?read?. Highly entertaining and a must read for any Simpson fan. ...

    A solid 3.5 stars for all the pages except the one about Apu which is mushy .5 stars ...

  • John McDonald
    Aug 24, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

  • Josh
    Aug 06, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

  • Michael Fantauzzo
    Oct 07, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

    2,5 ...

    D'oh! ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    Audiobook ?read?. Highly entertaining and a must read for any Simpson fan. ...

    A solid 3.5 stars for all the pages except the one about Apu which is mushy .5 stars ...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

  • Gard
    Dec 25, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

    2,5 ...

    D'oh! ...

  • M.
    Jul 09, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

  • Richard Gray
    Jul 19, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

  • Tracey
    Dec 22, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

  • Alan Caldwell
    Jan 27, 2019

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

    It?s exactly the kind of book you?d expect a writer for The Simpsons to write but it has some truly funny and insightful moments and it makes me want to watch the show again. ...

    Despite wandering away from their contemporary adventures, The Simpsons is important to me. Not just me, but most people from my generation. Rarely a day goes by without at least one quote deliberately or unconsciously slipping its way into an unrelated conversation. A show so fiendish...

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL: JOKES, SECRETS, AND OUTRIGHT LIES FROM A LIFETIME WRITING FOR THE SIMPSONS Written by Mike Reiss with Michael Klickstein 2018; Dey Street Books/Harper Collins (320 pages) genre: nonfiction, TV tie-in, animation (Review Not on Blog) RATING: 3 Stars ...

    I confess, I am not a big fan of the Simpsons, Homer tends to annoy me too much to be able to watch the show religiously. I am though a fan of trivia and behind the scenes information and this book certainly delivers. Brilliantly fascinating read, with a author who is not afraid of v...

    An episode about Grandpa going fishing is entitled "the Old Man and the She". Or, one of the writers suggested a gag where Homer see a form which says, 'Do Nott write in the box', and Homer writes, "OK." Then, there's the joke about Brook Sheilds being so bad playing the role of Ann F...

    Springfield Confidential by Mike Reiss is a book that takes you behind the scenes of one of the longest running shows in American television history, The Simpsons. Springfield Confidential is hilarious. The book is fast paced, irreverent and packed with jokes, similar to a Simpsons epi...

    You know what you get from me when your book slams Nichols and May? A two-star rating. ...

    As most human beings, I love The Simpsons. In fact, I love the show so much I just couldn't think of a favorite episode to include here because so many come to mind! (I spent like 45 minutes trying to decide, not joking). I've spent countless hours watching the show but, for some r...

    A fun little memoir filled with lots of great little behind-the-scenes anecdotes and also inside opinions on stories I had already heard. It was well placed and never dwelled on any one subject for too long, so I found it really easy to read through quickly. Reiss packs a bunch of ...

    Mike Reiss is funny, like really funny. This book was an absolute delight, and if you're more than a casual fan of the Simpsons, you're sure to love it. It's a story of Reiss's journey through three decades with the Simpsons, complete with inside stories and little nerd trivia and tidb...

    Awesome biography. Lots of really funny and interesting stories about the making of The Simpsons. Plenty of gossip about the celebrity guest stars, and great insults (Louis CK: Actor, Writer, Masturbator). Regardless of how big of a Simpsons fan you are, this is a great read. ...

    This laugh-out-loud peek at the machinery behind the uber-successful Simpsons is a must for any Simpsons fan. Not only did I chuckle my head off, I learned a lot about how an animated TV show is put together. ...

    Great read for anyone who grew up watching The Simpsons! I learned a lot and it was cool to have a behind-the-scenes look and tidbits of information to some of the funniest and memorable gags! ...

    2,5 ...

    D'oh! ...

    I think this is the third book I've read about the Simpsons. It's definitely the best. Reiss' book was breezy, funny, and full of little details that delighted this long time Simpsons fan. Really, really, fun; a wonderful book to have found after reading the crap I've read latel...

    Audiobook ?read?. Highly entertaining and a must read for any Simpson fan. ...

    A solid 3.5 stars for all the pages except the one about Apu which is mushy .5 stars ...

    great for the Simpsons fan's eternal quest to recapture the fresh feeling of watching a golden age episode for the first time. the golden era episodes are so packed with jokes, I would rather immerse myself in behind the scenes and shitposts than watch any episodes after the movie. ...

    The Kenny Bania of books. ...

  • Andrew
    Jul 26, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...

    It's certainly okay. Breezy, geeky, slight and silly fun. Perfectly fine as a mechanism for adorable Simpsons errata, but Mike Reiss's occasional hackery gets in the way. Its transformation from Springfield Confidential to Mike Reiss memoir happens a bit oddly, even if I did appreciate...

    A peek into the world of comedy writing, animation, television production, world travel and more by Mike Reiss. This guy has been around since the beginning of the Simpsons show and has a lot of fun and funny stories to share. Whether you're a die hard fan, a casual watcher, or not r...

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ Springfield Confidential reads very much like a Simpsons version of a biography - irreverent, sarcastic, self effacing, and never taking itself too seriously. But at the same time, I actually want the serious v...

    Shopkeeper: Take this object, but beware it carries a terrible curse! Homer: Ooh, that's bad. Shopkeeper: But it comes with a free frogurt! Homer: That's good. Shopkeeper: The frogurt is also cursed. Homer: That's bad. Shopkeeper: But you get your choice of toppings. ...

  • Joey Rambles
    Oct 08, 2018

    SPRINGFIELD CONFIDENTIAL is chock full of exactly what every Simpson fan would want-behind the scenes information, (so to speak, it's a cartoon), a little background on the main writer and all the others, a bit of name dropping, (and maybe a little dirt?), on the hundreds of guest star...

    "Like most things on The Simpsons, we didn't plan it." You should know something about me: The Simpsons is my favorite show. I mean it. I know people out there have five or six answers when asked the question, "What's your favorite show?" and that's awesome, but for me, it's ...